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July 15 — Twitter – the social media site you love to hate and Elon Musk refuses to buy – turns 16 today. Follow our Reporter/Intown collaborative channel


🌞 Sunny and 92° today. There are chances of rain this weekend with highs in the upper 80s.

☎️ Starting tomorrow, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will be accessible by dialing 988

🚐 MARTA is moving forward with bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes on Campbellton Rd., as well as mixed-use developments adjacent to H.E. Holmes and Indian Creek stations. 

👮‍♂️ Peter Aman will serve as the Atlanta Police Department’s first Chief Administrative Officer.

📡 Anduril Industries, a defense technology company, will open a $60 million manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta's Upper Westside. 

🏛 Sen. Lindsey Graham is trying to quash a subpoena compelling him to testify in a Fulton County grand jury investigation of Trump's election meddling. 

💰The recent Imagination Ball raised more than $425,000 for the Children's Museum of Atlanta

🎪 Circus Vazquez begins its run at Plaza Fiesta today, featuring a group of Ukrainian performers. 


⏱ Today's Draft is 🅕🅞🅤🅡 stories ➼

• BeltLine Marketplace
• Friday sports
• Pet round-up

AND 
• Top stories of the week

Have a restful weekend!
Collin + Amy
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1. BeltLine Marketplace opens

🛍 The BeltLine Marketplace is now open on the Eastside and Westside Trails of the Atlanta BeltLine, offering  Black, LGBTQ+, and women-owned small businesses an extraordinary opportunity to promote their goods and services.

Organized by the city and The Village Market, the businesses are located in colorful shipping containers under the Freedom Pkwy. bridge on the Eastside and Allene Ave. on the Westside.

 “There’s no marketing strategy I could have paid for that would have been equivalent to what they are offering us,” said Terrence Albritton, co-owner of Grady Baby Company & Apparel, which was selected to be part of the venture. 

➡️ Read more about the BeltLine Marketplace here. 
Your dog's ears
SPONSORED BY SCENTHOUND


🐕 Regularly inspecting your dog’s ears and performing routine care can help keep problems at bay. But, they are bound to appear once in a while. 

Here are some of the most common signs that an ear infection may be on the way:

🐩 Head shaking 
👂 Rubbing ears on the floor 
🐾 Scratching ears
🦮 Avoiding contact near the ears
🐾 A smelly discharge

Regular routine care & grooming visits to Scenthound can keep your pup’s ears in tiptop condition. We look for signs of infection and other issues to help you spot them early, helping your pup (and you) avoid the pain, discomfort, and cost of small issues becoming larger ones.

Our team is experienced in providing routine dog care for your pup’s skin, coat, ears, nails, and teeth, and we help pet parents keep their dogs clean and healthy. 

➡️ Click here to book an appointment in Buckhead, Dunwoody, or Tucker!
2. The Sports Section

Now that your training for the Peachtree is over, you can sit back and read about sports, which we like to update on Fridays.   

⚾ Five Atlanta Braves will be on the roster for Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (8 p.m. TV: FOX). The NL team will be managed by Atlanta skipper Brian Snitker. Snitker's son, Troy, is a hitting coach for the AL team, which will be managed by Houston's Dusty Baker.

⚽ The Striker, a soccer website based in Texas, is launching coverage of Atlanta United today. Follow J. Sam Jones for the latest on the Five Stripes. 

Atlanta United hosts Orlando City on Sunday at 3 p.m. (TV: ESPN)

🏌️‍♂️This weekend is The Open, golf's oldest major tournament. The 150th installment is being played on the storied Old Course at St. Andrews. (TV: USA Network and NBC). Photo above via The Open on Twitter.


LOOKING AHEAD

🎾 The Atlanta Open, held July 23-31 at Atlantic Station may be tennis' hottest (temperature) tournament. Organizers announced that Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios and local favorite Jack Sock will be in the singles field.

Defending champion John Isner will also play, and Coco Gauff will face Leylah Fernandez in an exhibition match on July 24.
*ROUGH DRAFT CELEBRATIONS* 

🎂 Happy Birthday to Patti Bardet of East Cobb who celebrates tomorrow! 


🎈 Email us for more information on how to celebrate a friend or relative's special day. 
3. Dog days of summer

🐶 We've heard lots of thanks and "awwww, cute" from readers for the Pets & Their People feature in the July issues of Reporter Newspapers, Atlanta Intown, and Atlanta Senior Life.

If you missed it, be sure to see all the photos here.

➡ For more pet love, check out the profile of beloved local veterinarians Françoise Tyler and William Draper, owners of The Village Vets.

➡ And please your pup with some all-natural dog treats and chews from Farm Hounds.

*SPONSOR MESSAGE* 🍎 In appreciation to teachers, as back-to-school approaches, Scenthound is recognizing local educators by offering a FREE basic hygiene treatment for their furry family members July 29 & 30.  Treatment includes bath, ear cleaning, nail clip & grind, and teeth brushing. Schedule at our Dunwoody, Buckhead and Tucker locations.
4. Top stories of the week

Here are this week's top stories from our sister publications Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown. 

1️⃣ Georgia to receive limited monkeypox vaccine supply; new COVID variant rising.

2️⃣ Brookhaven police reviewing race and ethnicity reporting.

3️⃣ A tribute to beloved Atlanta actor Stuart Culpepper, the "voice of God."

4️⃣ Rebuild of fire-damaged bridge on Cheshire Bridge Rd. underway.

5️⃣ Buckhead’s Miami Circle has become the epicenter of fine art in Atlanta (pictured).
Punk Foodie has your weekend roundup of food trucks and popups around the metro, including Mighty Hans’ final Taiwanese brunch at Gato in Candler Park before it moves to dinner service in August (above).
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